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Lewis Alfred Hornby
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Birth: Jun. 26, 1909
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 1965
Welch
McDowell County
West Virginia, USA

Lewis graduated from Cooper Union Institute, June 4, 1936, B.S., Civil Engineering. He won the Physics prize 3 years in a row. Working nights and attending classes during the day, he completed the 5-year course in 4 years, graduating with honors; of about 100 who began the course the first year, only 16 graduated. He worked for Semet-Solvey, a division of Allied Chemicals who sent him to Kingston WV. He moved to Welch in 1940 and later started his own civil, mining, construction and consulting engineering business there and served as City and County Engineer, McDowell County, a position he held until his death. Lewis was a well-respected businessman known throughout the State of West Virginia and into Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. He was licensed in West Virginia, Virginia and Kentucky. There are many bridges in the area that he built on which his name is engraved. He was a member of the Lions Club. 
 
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 Parents:
  Francis Alfred Hornby (1864 - 1917)
  Ilda Gertie Reynolds Hornby (1869 - 1938)
 
Burial:
Iaeger Memorial Cemetery
Roderfield
McDowell County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Jim Ferris
Record added: Jul 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113421907
Lewis Alfred Hornby
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Lewis Alfred Hornby
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Lewis Alfred Hornby
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